Mental Health

How Far I’ve Come

By Jessica Koenigsberg | October 27, 2020

Twenty years ago today, I was in Israel in seminary for about twelve days when right before Rosh Hashana, my…

The Darkness Behind My Smile

By Arielle Zellis Paley | October 14, 2020

I am laying against the wall with my fingers in my ears.  My eyes are closed shut.  I feel the…

Azi’s Story: “Finding the Light Within Us”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 24, 2020

(1/8): “Feeling Deeply” “From a very young age, I had a great capacity to feel. I recall watching an episode…

My Mental Health Journey

By Adina Knapp | August 12, 2020

I never thought I would be someone with a “story.” But I think it is important to share the one…

What it’s like: Always living in a socially-distant- stressful world.

By Anonymous | May 24, 2020

Welcome to my world. I’m not being sarcastic. I’m welcoming you all, to this socially-distant, monotonous, stressful life, fully cognizant…

The Hidden Pain

By Anonymous | April 28, 2020

Three years ago, Yom Hazikaron took on a whole new meaning for me. That’s not to say that the day…

Post-Postpartum Depression and the Inner-Strength It Took to Get There

By Melody Coven | July 28, 2019

The night I found out I was pregnant with my second, I began to cry.  The tears were tears of…

Personal and Biblical Perspectives on Healing Through Music

By Shoshana Leshaw, MA, MT-BC | June 26, 2019

After World Wars I and II, musicians began visiting wounded soldiers around the United States, playing familiar, soothing melodies to…

Michal’s Story: Lost and Found

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 29, 2019

(1/7) “In My Head” I was blessed throughout my entire life to lead a relatively normal life with no real…

Rea’s Story: Medicating A Spiritual Condition

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 28, 2018

The photographs for this profile were taken by Mina Richler from Art of A Moment.   (1/6) “Fix This” “I…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…